NFLA (National Fitness Leadership Alliance)                                                                            alt


The OFC welcomes the transfers of professionals in good standing from the following Provincial Offices:

British Columbia - BCRPA

Alberta - AFLCA

Saskatchewan - SPRA

Manitoba - MFC

New Brunswick and Quebec- FitnessNB

Nova Scotia - NSFA

For all other inquiries contact the OFC admin. 

NFLACANADA is committed to improving the health of Canadians through active living by supporting the fitness and exercise professional industry, with a standardized registration program that is transparent and unbiased.  Its main focus is on the development and stewardship of national standards for fitness leader registration across Canada, and acting as an advocate for fitness leadership at the National level.  Our involvement with ICREPs will further these goals, providing international recognition for our Canadian fitness professionals, and allowing for the sharing of best practices internationally.Any current member from an NFLA provincial partner association can transfer their membership and register all recognized certifications. The National Fitness Leaders Alliance NFLA is a Canadian partnership of provincial not-for-profit organizations dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada. 


  • To provide a formal network for Provincial/Territorial fitness delivery agencies across Canada.

  • To promote to general customers, leaders, and organizations that hire certified leaders, a strong National and Provincial perspective of fitness leadership in Canada.

  • Each individual Provincial/Territorial fitness delivery agencies will serve as the formal, coordinating fitness leadership certification and registration mechanism of the NFLA.


  • To develop and maintain the NFLA exams, standards, guidelines and evaluation tools.

  • To develop and implement a national communication strategy.

  • To identify and address common issues of concern and challenges to fitness leadership in Canada.

  • To encourage the coordination and collaboration of resource development and distribution.

  • To act as an advocate for fitness leadership at the national level.

  • To develop and maintain a liaison with Health Canada, and provincial ministries who share and support the same vision

International (The International Confederation for Registers of Exercise Professionals)

The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.ICREPs is a membership based organisation.  Our members all operate independent, competency based registration systems for exercise/fitness professionals. ICREPs members operate in 4 continents, over seven countries, and collectively register over 60,000 individual exercise professionals. ICREPs has also produced a global matrix that maps each ICREPs member’s registration levels against the others, which provides a clear pathway for exercise professionals considering moving countries.